Well going on from the steroid injections in my c6/c7 that didn't work I went back to spinal specialist and he said I need surgery to fuse the spine and get rid of spurs and arthritic bone growth and hopefully help with the bad pain I have in my arms and hands and maybe the numbness too. Not sure yet if it will be from the front of my neck or from the back, he is reviewing the MRI and then will let me know. I was a bit stunned and forgot to ask exactly what he is going to do. hahaha I am such an idiot sometimes. I am feeling quite nervous about this and I will have six months or so to contemplate it all before I can get in for the surgery. Thank heavens as I have absolutely no sick leave left and only 4 weeks annual leave, apparently if he does the op in the posterior position I will need 6 weeks off work, I am fingers crossed he can do it from the front of the neck, it will only be 4 weeks, aghhhh I love using all my leave for operations. .